I’m always behind the camera. ALWAYS. Not by rule, as it were, but mostly because it’s almost always me who ends up taking the photos. Sometimes I give The Mr a prod in taking photos, but it doesn’t happen very often. So there are pretty much NO PHOTOS of the 4 of us altogether. Or at least, no decent ones, where I don’t have a trigger in my hand, or the composition is shit, or it’s a reeeeeaaally bad selfie, or whatever.
So when one of my shit-hot tog mates up in York got in touch and said “Lady? Y’all are gorgeous. Have some photos taken already.” I sure as hell jumped at the chance.
This isn’t a sponsored post, Jaye of Tux & Tales Photography hasn’t asked me to do this post (hell, she doesn’t even know I’m writing it on this Friday morning while I should be editing). And hell, I’m a photographer myself, dong my own family lifestyle photography. I’ll pimp my own stuff when I’m good and ready. And er, when I remember.
So why am I writing this here, or even, at all? Simple, 2 reasons.
1. I wanted to remind myself of the importance of getting professional family photos taken. People in the UK seem to think it’s a bit vain paying a substantial sum of money to have photos of themselves taken professionally. Personally, I think that’s epic bullshit. These photos will become FAMILY HEIRLOOMS, and I’m damn well excited about that thought.
2. I know it’s going to take me a while to get round to having an album designed for these, or putting aside some more of my budget to get prints done. So I want them here in my personal memories, even with Jaye’s branding on them. Credit where it’s due, AND I want to remember who took them, for future reference.
*Breaks the 4th wall* Jaye? Thank you. So much. I LOVED seeing my boys photographed and the way you did it was brilliant. And having DECENT photos of ALL of us TOGETHER is just perfection. We’d love to have you on a regular annual basis, and I can’t wait to get some of these on our walls. Come back soon, mmkay? 😉 x